My memoir Breaking the Silence addresses what it is like to grow up in a military family and watch the father I idolized fall into mental illness and despair. In 2018, my father took his own life after taking my stepmother’s. We had been estranged, so my world collapsed. I didn’t know how to feel and could not find people who understood my experience. Eventually, I found I was not alone as a survivor of murder-suicide, and I hope by sharing my story, others will know that there is hope.